Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stephen King Movies of the 80's

  
Stephen King Movies of the 80's

(1980-1989)
  

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TOO SCARY 2 WATCH now presents the 80's movies of author Stephen King (arranged by year), spanning just about 4 decades. 




A Decade of Stephen King

Our primary objective was to present a list consisting of all Stephen King's scary/horror movies of the 80's, but after further thought, we've since decided to include all Stephen King 80's movies (Including the non-scary films while excluding the short story films that ended up being 30 minutes or shorter). For more information regarding Stephen King, please visit the following links.


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On the wagon and out of lucrative work thanks to his alcoholism and family troubles, aspiring novelist Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) accepts a position as the off-season custodian at an elegant but eerie hotel so he can write undisturbed. But shortly after Jack, his wife (Shelley Duvall) and his young son (Danny Lloyd) settle in, the ominous hotel begins to wield its sinister power in this chilling horror classic helmed by Stanley Kubrick.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stephen King
 R-Rated
143 mins 
(Movie) 
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Based on the E.C. comic books of the 1950s, this horror anthology includes radioactive meteorites, a creepy Father's Day party, a monster in a crate and thousands of cockroaches. Venerable horror director George Romero (Night of the Living Dead) and screenwriter Stephen King are responsible for the creepfest, which features performances by Leslie Nielsen, Hal Holbrook, Ted Danson, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris, E.G. Marshall and even King himself.

Director: George A. Romero
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
(Anthology)
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Geeky student Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other. Based on Stephen King's chilling novel.

Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
109 mins (Movie)

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Based on horrormeister Stephen King's best-selling novel, Cujo chronicles a tale of man's best friend turned satanic killer. Slobbery St. Bernard Cujo is much loved by owners Donna Trenton (Dee Wallace) and her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro), but when a rabid bat bites Cujo, he morphs from happy pup into crazed canine. In the nail-biting climax, Donna and Tad barricade themselves in their car, with 200-pound Cujo skulking nearby.

Director: Lewis Teague
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
95 mins 
(Movie)
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Christopher Walken gives an eerie, memorable performance as Johnny Smith, a man who awakens from a five-year coma blessed with second sight: the ability to see a person's past, present and future simply through physical contact. When he shakes hands with an up-and-coming political candidate (Martin Sheen), Smith foresees nuclear war. Horror veteran David Cronenberg directs this supernatural thriller, adapted from a novel by Stephen King.fter

Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
103 mins 
(Movie)
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A young couple (Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton) find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Neb., and fall into the sinister hands of a mysterious religious sect of children who murder all of the town's adults at the command of their leader. The children perform bloody sacrifices to their cornfield-dwelling deity (known only as "He Who Walks Behind the Rows"). Their two new visitors are next in line for crucifixion!

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
92 mins 
(Movie)
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Stephen King's spine-tingling tome is the inspiration for this 1980s thriller starring Drew Barrymore as Charlie, an 8-year-old girl with a dubious gift: the ability to ignite fires with just a glance. But her gift quickly proves to be a curse after a mysterious government agency sets out to capture the girl so they can study her -- and then destroy her. Can Charlie and her loving father (David Keith) outrun them long enough to save their lives?

Director: Mark L. Lester
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
115 mins 
(Movie)

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Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny (Robert Hays), an adulterous man who's forced by his lover's husband onto a building's hazardous ledge. Finally, Amanda (Drew Barrymore) is threatened by an evil gnome who throws suspicion on the family cat.

Director: Lewis Teague
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13
94 mins 
(Anthology)
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Adapted from author Stephen King's Cycle of the Werewolf, this campy thriller tells of a sleepy American town that's terrorized by extreme sadistic murders. After investigating, the townspeople conclude that the killer's a werewolf. While all the town's inhabitants prepare to lock themselves up at night, Marty Coslaw, a 13-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy, is the only person brave enough to try to track down the mysterious beast.

Director: Daniel Attias
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
94 mins 
(Movie)

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When a mysterious comet passes close to Earth, machines everywhere suddenly take on murderous minds of their own in this campy horror flick -- the first and only film directed by horror mastermind Stephen King. Soon, video games, cash machines, drawbridges and steamrollers all go on a global psychotic killing spree. But when folks at the Dixie Boy Truck Stop are held hostage by a mob of homicidal 18-wheelers, human vengeance goes into overdrive.

Director: Stephen King
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated 
97 mins 
(Movie)
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In this Rob Reiner dramatization of Stephen King's novella The Body, a writer (Richard Dreyfuss) tells the story of how four boys sought adventure and heroism in the Oregon woods with their search for a missing teen's dead body in the 1950s. What they uncover about themselves along the way, however, means even more. Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell star. Kiefer Sutherland co-stars.

Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
87 mins 
(Movie)
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Join the rotting but amiable Creep as he introduces this anthology of three gruesome tales written by the master of horror, Stephen King. An homage to the works of EC Comics, this wicked sequel takes viewers on one hair-raising roller-coaster ride. The vignettes involve a hit-and-run driver in "The Hitchhiker"; a wooden Indian in "Ol' Chief Wooden Head"; and four friends whose vacation on a secluded lake turns into a nightmare in "The Raft."

Director: Michael Gornick
R-Rated
92 mins
(Anthology) 
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In a post apocalyptic world, the government frames Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) for a bloody massacre. He's given the option of staying in jail for life or participating in a "gladiator"-type game show that usually leads to death. He opts for the show, teaming with other contestants to survive the game and overthrow the corrupt system. This sci-fi thriller costars Richard Dawson in a twisted send-up of his game-show-host persona.

Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
101 mins 
(Movie)

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Dr. Louis Creed's (Dale Midkiff) family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable in director Mary Lambert's horror film based on a novel by Stephen King.

Director: Mary Lambert
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
103 mins 
(Movie)

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Our Top Ten Stephen King Horror/Scary Films (Arranged by Year)





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Synopsis' taken from:
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